Posts tagged: social-networking
Bibliography: TanNg, Vài gợi ý cho người dùng mạng xã hôi ở Việt nam
In Vietnam where I’m living, Yahoo! Messenger is the most popular IM service. Like most Vietnamese, I started communicating through IM with Yahoo! Messenger.
In 2006, my account has reached its maximum number of friends an account can add: 300.
My Yahoo! 360, Yahoo’s blogger service also limits to 300 and I always have a hard time managing my friend list. I had to work around by configuring registry to allow multiple Y!M instances to run at once.
So my concern when registering for any social network or IM service is the maximum number of friends an account can add.
And here’s the current data:
5,000 for Facebook. This is sufficient for me, till now.
600 for Windows Live Messenger. Still not enough, as my connections now have passed 1,000.
300 for Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! 360. I can’t live with this cap.
No statistics for Gtalk
1,000 for Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam. However, “add friend” in this service doesn’t work in the standard way since friend adding is one-way: doesn’t require confirmation, doesn’t show vice versa.
2,000 for Twitter. I haven’t planned to reach that number just yet.
So what platform are you on? Have you reached the cap in your friend list? If yes, what have you done to solve the issue?
Eventually after aggressively penetrating Vietnam market with a lot of properties such as the colorful Zing portal, the controversial Zing chat and the very successful social-networking site Yobanbe, Zing MP3…, Zing is preparing to roll out Email service.
- 30Mb attachment, 3 times as much as that of Yahoo! Mail
- Server in Vietnam so bottle-neck effect is eliminated.
Through a short interview with Zing team’s Chief Developer, I learned that the following will be supported
- Unlimited storage
- Screen capture
- Music embed. This is a smart move to integrate with products together.
When I logged in using Safari, the message “System is busy” pops out. I retried with Firefox and it went well. The message looks like a facade to the incompatibility of many browsers.
My prediction is that many users will utilize this service as a music-sharing channel.
Will you explore this email service?
“Hello my LinkedIn friend…
Have you got a MySpace profile? Yes? Good…
Have you got a Facebook profile? Yes? Good…
Some of your old friends are still using Xanga? Yes?…
Great! I’ve got you on Twitter now…”
And I just read your blog on Blogger and viewed your profile. It was inspiring…
By the way, I heard that you were planning to move to the office in EU, thus thinking about creating a Xing account…
Are you tired? I mean are you tired of managing all these profiles? When you need to update one detail, do you feel the pain to go to each and every site to update your profiles?
One solution has the potential to solve this issue: Social Graph.
Start by reading the next current wave of this here:
|Service vs. Service||I choose:||Why?||But…|
|Self-hosted WordPress vs. WordPress.com||Self-hosted WordPress||Branding & Plugins|
|Facebook vs. MySpace||Facebook is more organized|
|del.icio.us vs. diigo||diigo||Web high-lighting||My community is on del.icio.us|
|Twitter vs. Plurk||Plurk||Timeline GUI||My community is on Twitter|
|Digg vs. reddit vs. Mixx||Mixx||Less hostile toward content creators|
|Yahoo! Mail vs. Gmail vs. Hotmail||Yahoo! Mail||yahoo.com is easier to remember for my connections||I really want to use Gmail|
|Yahoo! Messenger vs. Windows Live Messenger vs. Gtalk||Windows Live Messenger||Twice the maximum number of friends one account can add compared to that of Y!M||yahoo.com is easier to remember for my connections|
What is your choice of media channel? Do you have dilemmas of choosing them?
I admit that what kept me on Facebook for so long is its ability to host photos. I’m really happy how Photos and Photo upload work in Facebook.
The only thing I don’t like about it is that it auto-resizes photos to 604px width.
I don’t use MySpace, unfortunately.
The third most popular social networking site is Orkut, and I have some friends there.
I’ll just make a comparison on my most frequently used feature: Photo sharing.
|Service||Quantity Limit||Capacity Limit||Resize||Allowed formats||Tagging|
60 photos per album
|None||Width 604px||JPG, PNG, GIF||Yes,
with better usability
100 photos per album
|None||Width 800px||JPG, PNG, GIF||Yes|